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Robert Smithson | Colliers | Leeds

Robert Smithson

B.Sc (Hons), AssocRICS

Associate Director

Hotels Agency

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About

Professional Summary

Robert works to provide expert brokerage and professional services to the Hotels Agency and  Parks, Sports and Marinas departments across England Scotland and Wales, moving between our Manchester, Leeds and Edinburgh offices.

Covering a wide range of matters, Robert has been involved in some of the largest and most significant parks and hotel deals over the last 10 years in the UK; allowing him to build up a great deal of industry contacts.

On behalf of both private and corporate clients Robert continues to strive to ensure that Colliers' reputation for service excellence and professionalism is upheld.

Accomplishments

Robert has worked on some significant hotel and park property sales and projects during his time at Colliers; as well as for some illustrious UK and International clients. Selected projects include numerous large and smaller hotel sales including Castle Green Hotel, Kendal;  DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Chester, Northcote, Ribble Valley;  Holiday Inn Doncaster; Holiday Inn Salisbury Stonehenge; Kenwood Hall Hotel, Sheffield; Brooklands Hotel, Weybridge;  Oakley Court Hotel Windsor; Fota Island Resort, County Cork, Ruthin Castle Hotel, Ruthin;  Peebles Hydro Hotel, Peebles and the Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh Royal Mile to name a few.

The parks and leisure market also plays a large role day to day and Robert has been involved in projects all over the UK including Solway Holiday Village and Beacon Fell View Holiday Park on behalf of Hagan's Leisure,  Erigmore Estate, Dunkeld; Kingfisher and Heatherview Parks, County Durham; Ballywhiskin Caravan Park, County Down; Cayton Village, Scarborough; Gallaber Park, North Yorkshire, Forest Hill Golf Club, Leicestershire; Aberystwyth Marina; Makins Fishery and Caravan Park, Warwickshire; Piperdam Resort, Dundee, Roydon Park and Marina, Essex and the KP Club, Yorkshire.

Education

Colliers- AssocRICS; RICS Registered Valuer.

Royal Agricultural University - BSc (Hons); FdSc; MRAU​

Memberships & Involvements

RICS, AssocRICS, RICS Registered Valuer

Clients

Robert has worked for a wide range of private individuals and coroporate clients across the UK and the world including Hagans Leisure, Royal British Legion, Fico Corporation, Northwood Investors, BDO LLP, KPMG, Park Leisure, Downing LLP, Alix Partners, Begbies Traynor, Shearings Leisure Group; Armstrong Watson, Yorkshire Bank, FRP Advisory, Peel Hotels,,  Marathon Asset Management, Principal Hotels, Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council, Lonestar, Tingdene, Crerar Hotels, Ashdale Hotels, York House Leisure, Bangarra Group, Somerston Capital, Lake District Hotels, London & Regional, Deutsche Asset Management, Shorewood Leisure, Jupiter Hotels, Somerston Capital, RBS and The Vincent Hotel Group to name but a few.

Testimonials

The service provided, particularly latterly throughout a difficult period, was excellent. Prompt actions and responses were received from numerous enquiries from the purchaser. The intended result was achieved despite dealing with a change of purchaser.  I would have no hesitation in recommending Rob/Colliers, particularly based upon the experience and result in this case.  A continued line of communication was in place throughout which makes dealing with external parties more straightforward. Rob was proactive when dealing with matters or with the purchaser which eased the process throughout and continually had a good grasp on the overall position, which did fluctuate regularly.  - FRP Advisory - sale of Moffat House Hotel, Moffat

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Did our service meet your expectations (please score 1-10)? 10 

  *   Did we deliver the intended result (please score 1-10)? 10 

  *   Would you recommend us (please score 1-10)? 10 

"Overall it has been a pleasure working with Rob on this instruction. Beyond all else the level of communication every step-of-the-way received was at a concise and comprehensive level such we never felt searching for answers. Rob was always available in person, telephone or email. All questions were responded to promptly, professionally and with information required. This attention to detail and communication no doubt enabled the sale to progress swiftly to successful sale conclusion at a price matching our expecations."

Royal British Legion - Sale of Byng House, Southport

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“Before contacting Colliers International to sell our hotel, The Grange, we were using another agent who didn’t communicate with us at all.  We instructed Colliers and found Julian Troup and Robert Smithson an absolute joy to work with.  Extremely personable people.  The price was pitched just right, we were constantly kept informed of interested parties and subsequent processes of the sale, we had no timewasters and got the result we wanted.  Would not hesitate to recommend Julian and his team”. - Former owner of the Grange Hotel, Grange Over Sands

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“We found the work carried out by Colliers to be thoroughly excellent at all stages from pre-sale, through negotiations to the completion of the sale. We had every confidence from Colliers that we would indeed achieve the right deal for our company. The decision to retain Colliers International for the marketing of a further 5 hotels in our company was a direct consequence of the work they undertook on the sale of GoGlasgow.” - Paddy Crerar – Crerar Hotels – Sale of GoGlasgow Urban Hotel

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“The Colliers team were very professional and Rob and the team always got back to me very promptly. He generated a great deal of interest and viewings.” – Former owner of The Ashes Caravan Park, Cumbria

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"Agent of the year!" - Former owner of Saddlebrook Park, Kent

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  • Did our service meet your expectations? 10
  • Did we deliver the intended result? 9
  • Would you recommend us? 10

"Very happy with the service received, many thanks to Rob & Georgina. We would happily recommend Colliers to others."

Former owner of Tyn Cornel Caravan Park, North Wales

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Having operated our Holiday Cottages in the North York Moors for 23 years, also living on-site, selling-up and finally retiring was never going to be easy for us. Given the protracted timescales consequent upon the post-Lockdown backlog, we greatly valued Rob’s support from the time of his initial visit to ‘Completion’ 10 months later. We were never ‘short-changed’ in terms of what we found to be the very best of professional advice – both proactive and reactive. Simply put, Rob was readily available to give timely and ‘authoritative’ guidance every step of the way and we have absolutely no hesitation over recommending him – a real ‘asset’ within the Colliers business – to anyone who has reached the point of wishing to sell their Hospitality Business.” John & Penny Wicks - Sale of Mel House and Mel House Cottages, Pickering.

·        Did our service meet your expectations (please score 1-10)? 10

·        Did we deliver the intended result (please score 1-10)? 10

·        Would you recommend us (please score 1-10)? 10 

Having operated our Holiday Cottages in the North York Moors for 23 years, also living on-site, selling-up and finally retiring was never going to be easy for us. Given the protracted timescales consequent upon the post-Lockdown backlog, we greatly valued Rob’s support from the time of his initial visit to ‘Completion’ 10 months later. We were never ‘short-changed’ in terms of what we found to be the very best of professional advice – both proactive and reactive. Simply put, Rob was readily available to give timely and ‘authoritative’ guidance every step of the way and we have absolutely no hesitation over recommending him – a real ‘asset’ within the Colliers business – to anyone who has reached the point of wishing to sell their Hospitality Business.” John & Penny Wicks - Sale of Mel House and Mel House Cottages, Pickering.

·        Did our service meet your expectations (please score 1-10)? 10

·        Did we deliver the intended result (please score 1-10)? 10

·        Would you recommend us (please score 1-10)? 10 

 

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Services

Skills

Disposal Advice, Licensed & Leisure

Property Type

Hotels

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